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Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Ramblings and Photos

December 18, 2011
Categories: Babies, Clients, Scavenger Hunt Tags:
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Exactly one week until Christmas people! Are you ready? 
You’ll remember that last week I teamed up with Shondra from Walk with Me and Blues and Pinks to give one lucky Scavenger Hunter a choice of an entire collection of digital papers that are available in the shop, one premade logo or a $25 credit toward a custom logo. This week…we have a winner: #41 - Kimberly from A Fresh Perspective! Congratulations Kimberly. Please email me and I’ll get you set up with Shondra.
With that said, if you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! If you’ve been hunting with me for a while, I hope this past week’s items inspired you. Next week, I’ve decided to give us a week off to celebrate the holidays with our families. If you don’t celebrate Christmas or if you have some time on your hands and you’re looking for something to do…use next week to pull together your photos for Memories, Dreams and Collections which will launch on January 1, 2012 (I’ll remind you again next week). And if you don’t know what I’m talking about…click HERE. It looks like we’ll have a good turn out so I can’t wait to see what you guys pull together.
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
The rules are simple:
  1. Anyone can participate.
  2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. Creativity is also encouraged!
  3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots).
  4. Link up here on Sunday (or Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above.
  5. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (we have so many new participants each week, this is the only way I know to be inclusive).
  6. Have fun!
Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

1. What is it?
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Last weekend, during my session with Liz and Jodie, I was sure to capture their dogs in action. Jodie pulled out what looks to be a duck for them to chase. I don’t know “what it is,” but they certainly enjoyed it.

2. Children/Fur Babies Sleeping
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Yesterday, I was editing a few photos for one of my clients when Kitty Paw decided to snuggle up beside me and take a nap. I remembered that I still needed a photo for this prompt and moved off the couch to take the picture. She’s not completely asleep in this picture…probably mad at me because I moved.

3. Joy
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What could be more joyful than a sweet baby boy. This is just one of many photos to come in the next week or two of one of my newest clients, Sebastian. Isn’t he adorable?

4. Window
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Look – there’s a window…on the truck. This is another punishment shot (you’ll remember the first one I shared during my preview earlier in the week: here). The sweet dogs had way too much fun for one day. Between the never-ending field, a swim in the mud and chasing chickens…of course somebody was going to get in trouble.

5. Half
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Do you remember Miss Adeline? I caught up with her last weekend as well for her six month portrait session. In the spirit of Christmas, we wanted to capture her in her cute candy cane dress…in front of the Christmas tree. We also wanted to capture a smile, but she was not having it (apparently, she’s just like her mother in that regard…so I’ve been told). Nonetheless, here is a photo of her upper half at half a year old. Can you tell I’m stretching it? 

What were your interpretations of the items this week? I can’t wait to check them out. Be sure to load your pictures on your blog (or your Flickr photostream) and link up at the bottom of this post. Feel free to grab a button to display on your blog along with your scavenger hunt items. The linky will be open until Tuesday night at midnight (EST). If you didn’t participate this week, you’ll have to wait until 2012…but don’t forget to sign up for Memories, Dreams and Reflections!
Memories, Dreams and Reflections
Even though there will be no Scavenger Hunt next week, you can still contribute items to the list for future hunts…just send me an email with your suggestions (I can better keep track of them this way). Each week, I will select one reader’s prompt list, add those items to what is currently on tap and give the selected reader a shout out on my blog during Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for Shoot and Edit: Part 1, Week 50. The prompt/theme is “Holiday Traditions.” Happy Shooting!
One last thing…I normally link up with Kat’s Exploring with a Camera prompt for Scavenger Hunt Sunday. This past week, she posted a neat lesson on “Creative Lights.” Here’s her lesson last year called “Star Light, Star Bright,” and then her most recent lesson posted on Friday. I am going to attempt to participate with her at some point this week even though it will not be part of the hunt. I hope you’ll join me. 

Have a great week and Merry Christmas!


    Great shots! “Joy” is TOO cute. :) Love it! I only got to four of the shots this week…I missed the “sleeping” one. You’d think that one would have been easy, huh? haha. Have a great rest of the weekend!

    My Flickr Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/envoutant/6513320511/in/set-72157624857744727/

    Great shots, especially #3!

    love those shots…kitty paw is just way to adorable…maybe i should send you my address so she can arrive by christmas :) haha!

    I love the doggy shots- they are beautiful, & joy is gorgeous!
    Have a great Christmas celebration.
    I’m all set for the memories, dreams & reflections on Jan 1.

    Kitty Paw looks so soft and cozy. I want to cuddle.

    Simply gorgeous shots this week! Love those beautiful eyes…on both the sweet babies!

    Ashley -that is the cutest JOY shot ever ;D What a DOLL!!!!

    Can I just tell you that I had no idea what a fur baby was! Haha! I guess you can tell we don’t have pets.

    Love your Half shot. You could say that she has half a smile, right?

    That joy shot is too adorable! :D

    And Adeline’s eyes are incredibly blue. Love the shot, even without a smile. :)

    Awww, Kitty Paw is just so sweet curled up like that.
    I love the expression on little Sebastian’s face. So adorable. And the eyes in your “half” shot really capture the attention. She is a cutie.
    Looking forward to the Memories, Dreams and Reflections. Have a Merry Christmas! (Feels funny not having a scavenger hunt list.)

    I love the baby shots. Great eyes on both of them. I adore the expression on the Joy baby. I’m always up for some furbaby action. My kitty Lucy always sleeps in the best funky positions but always moves when I go for the camera.

    Love the window shot! And you have a wonderful way of capturing babies happiness.

    Hi. Happy early Merry Christmas!! Wonderful photos especially the two darling children! You really captured their cuteness :)

    These are all just great, but I really love that little boy!!

    Fantastic shots! I really love the processing on all of them. :)

    as always your set is so inspiring. love Kitti Paw sleeping and what a Joy to see this baby smiling :) happy holidays. xxo

    Woof Ashley!
    I almost did not make it this week. But I’m glad I did…

    Great shots! I especially LOVE that first shot of the dogs playing…they are having so much fun! Sleepy Kitty Paw…so cute.

    That ‘half’ shot is gorgeous!

    Fabulous pictures once again…Joy is just priceless!

    Absolutely LOVE Joy –perfect capture!

    I love that joy! So stinking cute!! And the window is great!

    Those eyes on those babies are amazing! Great captures!
    Have a very Merry Christmas week!

    Yay me! How cool that I won! I’ll shoot you an email later today.

    Love your collection this week! Those babies are adorable! Almost makes me want another one. :) And I love the dogs!

    Great Collection! I especially like Joy…I call that the skydive pose…lol

    All of your shots are wonderful, I love how silky soft the cat fur is, the gorgeous blue eyes of the half shot, and the expression for the Joy photo! Well captured!
    Thanks for this opportunity!

    Hi Ashley,
    Great snapshots! Love your Joy and Half shots. They are both cuties. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

    Those 2 babies are way too cute Ashley! Will miss you next week- but will be ready for the next one for sure!

    You and half are my favourites !!!!
    But I like those dogs in action too !!

    Merry Christmas !!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


    LOVE your ‘Joy’ shot!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family Ashley! Be Blessed!

    love your “joy” shot! so adorable!

    the weather looks so nice by you still?? Lucky!

    You are totally stretching it this week in the Scavenger-and I love that. Creative interpretations is what it’s all about.
    Kitty Paw and my Princess P definitely live the good life. Those baby shots are amazing. Both with such wonderful blue eyes. Merry Christmas Ashley. Thank you for hostessing the Scavenger. I love it.

    Great shots! Joy and Half are just too cute!

    Your photos are great!
    What a beautiful baby!


    Cute baby photos!

    love all the furry ones in your hunt this week!

    Beautiful portrait work Ashley.

    Awww… Ashley those are two ADORABLE babes! LOVE you sweet lil sleepy Misss Kitty Paw.

    Loved your Joy and Half shots! So precious!

    That last photo is absolutely adorably perfect!!!!

    Beautiful photos. The expressions on the faces of the babies were priceless. How sweet. Merry Christmas. V

    sometimes I can be so thick. I admired your photos this morning and then moved on without leaving a comment. I’m dazzled by Miss Adeline’s bright-eyed wonder. what a capture! love the doggie pic too, but my fave is Kitty Paw. what beautiful fur she has. that looks to be the epitome of soft. thanks for hosting SHS each week. and a Merry Christmas to you!

    With thanks to Ms.Becky for the link and thanks to you for the words…I am better with words at the moment than photos… Enjoy

    12/18/11 The Cup Half Full Runeth Over

    What is it… sugar, water, mixed and whipped?
    The sugar plums and chocolate coins of sleeping children
    Spinning tops or watching the train circle the evergreen = joy
    From the window candles, blinking bulbs and gathered families
    Only half of what can be imagined is what is in the scene

    What is it… potatoes, red cabbage, wine, fried onions
    The dishes we are asked to bring to feed adults who act like children
    Spinning on the dance floor in our finest dress = joy
    Looking out the window expecting and receiving snow
    Only half of what can be expected when the clock strikes twelve

    What is it… the curve and line, the dot making the letter
    The words that are read from year to year for the children
    To remember miracles both large and small = joy
    From the window if you listen the words of worshipers all
    Only half of what can be imagined is what is in the scene


    You take the best kid photos! As always, amazing set!!

    Ashly, wonderfull set as always, have a very Merry Christmas. Looking forward to 2012 Scavenger Hunt Sunday, I can’t tell you how much this blog has helped me learn new things.

    Sebastian looks like he is flying through the screen right at me! :)

    That little guy has the prettiest brown eyes and the little girl has gorgeous blue eyes. How lucky your are to photograph them. Such gorgeous pictures this week, as usual. :)

    Awesome photos as always! I can’t even begin to pick a favorite. I’ll link up tomorrow!

    Oh my goodness … the joy in that baby’s face! Just pure awesomeness! And I love the truck/dog photo!

    Love these. Joy is great, so crisp and bright! Have a great week!

    Great images this week! Thanks for the shout out for Creative Lights. Enjoy your week off of the Scavenger Hunt! Got your card today – adorable!!

    That 3rd photo is simple AMAZING! I didn’t read this post because this day has whipped me and I can barely see….but I did look at your lovely photos and I appreciate the smile they sent my way. Your space is lovely….~ Barefoot Mama

    I love your picture for “what is it?” looks like the dogs are totally talking to each other about it!

    My first time joining your linky, love the prompts!

    Merry Christmas

    Such great pictures! I can’t pick a fave.

    This is my first time joining up, the prompts were great (hope you’ll do this again next year).

    Have a Merry Christmas!

    I think I make the same face as Miss Adeline when I don’t feel like having my photo taken…haha! :D (And no, I am so not ready for Christmas next week–we still haven’t found the time to decorate our tree, yikes!)

    Baby, cat and dogs…I love all these photos. How I wish I can have a chance to photograph other dogs. A very blessed Merry Christmas to you, Ashley.

    I was thinking about writing a post about inspiration. You know, how people and things in our lives can be inspiring, and your blog would be in that list for me. :)

    That last photo is such a great expression. A keeper for sure.

    Great shots Ashley! Adorable babies ;)

    Merry Christmas!

    amazing images!! love. Sorry I haven’t played along in agggeessss…..will put it on my list of priorities for 2012! Happy Christmas xx

    Sleepy kitty paw……awwwww. Love it

    Your meme has been added to the list of photo linkies at Link Rink.